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Sunday, March 07, 2010

PSAs

1)Liberty of London's new line is out at Target now! Much excitement is in the air, although this isn't quite as thrilling as last year's Orla Kiely collaboration. Now if only Target would team up with Cath Kidston, all would be right in the world.

2) Jimmy Beans Wool has a marvelous sale on Amy Butler bags right now. In theory they're knitting bags, but in reality, they look great for a wide array of uses everyday.
Word on the street is that Amy Butler has a line of organic yarn and a knitting book due out sometime in the near future.

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in the kitchen

Inspired by Leslie (as ever), I baked these delicious vanilla sugar cookies last week. For part of the regular powdered sugar, I substituted Swedish vanilla sugar, which is essentially powdered sugar with flecks of vanilla beans. It's available at Scandinavian specialty shops as well as IKEA.
I sprinkled half of the cookies with pearl sugar and half with regular granulated sugar. Both were delicious, and it didn't seem to make too big a difference, except for the appearance!

When my ship comes in, I'd like to get a full set of the Spode Greek dishes. So cheerful and blue, plus who wouldn't enjoy eating their dinner off an image of Zeus wielding a thunderbolt?

more on actual knitting soon, I promise...

8 comments:

Chris said...

Spode, adds conversational opportunities to every meal? ;)

Hilary said...

Would that I had a set of those Spode Greek dishes!! (Optative of Wish) They're amazing!

Sharon said...

I love those plates! All of ours have that cobalt blue so we can pick up plates and add them to the mix. I'd be happy to add those to our collection.

Katie M. said...

Ooh, thanks for a mid-week dose of pretty!

離職 said...

Cheek brings success.........................................

a friend to knit with said...

okay... you added two things to my list to look for!
amy butler organic yarn! (yay!)
and powdered sugar with vanilla beans?! (i think i will RUN to ikea!)
have a great sunday!!!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! and one more thing! i have 4 of those spode plates.... i found them at TJMAXX!

knitseashore said...

I am so with you on Target and Cath Kidston. Or Laura Ashley!